Natural Resources Specialist

Bureau of Land Management Dickinson, North Dakota
Deadline Apr 26, 2019
Job Type Paid permanent


The incumbent is responsible for application of natural resource management and environmental science principles to the execution of a comprehensive surface protection and compliance program dealing with fluid minerals development in the Field Office. At the full performance level, duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Permitting various types of surface activities in fluids minerals exploration and development.
  • Reviewing stipulations on existing leases for applicability to proposed activities.
  • Evaluating the environmental impacts of proposed drilling operations, field development, and subsequent surface disturbing operations.
  • Preparing appropriate documentation in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act. These activities include reviewing notices of staking, applications for permit to drill, and sundry notices for compliance with various regulations, orders and instruction memoranda.
  • Monitoring construction, production, and reclamation activities to ensure compliance with environmental plans and stipulations.
  • Inspecting items such as drill pad construction, access roads, production facilities & pipelines, water disposal facilities, abandoned well site rehabilitation and undesirable events such as oil spills.
  • Reviewing and processing lease nomination packages to determine if parcels are suited for leasing.
  • Coordinating reviews with other BLM resource specialists and other agencies.

Physical Demands: This position varies from principally sedentary in completing office phases of the duties assigned to performing field work. The field work will requires physical activity in driving and walking to, from and around locations in rough terrain, adverse conditions, and temperature extremes, such as heat in excess of 100 degrees F. and cold below -25 degrees F.

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Category Policy And Law